See the Netherlands section for the beginning of my trip. I already bought my plane tickets from Detroit to Amsterdam, and Brussels back to Detroit. I didn't make any other reservations.
Thursday late afternoon or early evening: train from Haarlem to to Brussels. Sleep in Brussels.
If there is a guided walking tour on Friday or Sunday, attend the tour and fit other stuff in around the tour.
Fri: Royal museum of fine art; if time: musical instruments museum, BELvue museum, walk past various monuments. Sleep in Brussels.
Sat: Day or part day trip to Ghent: art museum (10-6pm), walk past various monuments and if time go inside the castle and St. Bavo’s; if extra time, Ghent design museum. Sleep in Brussels.
Sunday: Go to Tourist information office in town hall and if possible, sign up for an English tour of the place; before and or after the tour, if not seen yet: musical instruments museum and/or BELvue museum, walk past various monuments. Sleep in Brussels.
Mon: Go to European parliament building at 9am, see if there is an English tour I can sign up for; 1958 world’s fair grounds, possibly city museum; or after the European parliament, the Military museum; walk past various monuments, and so on. Sleep in Brussels.
Tuesday: Fly home.
Any suggestions are welcome.